Sometimes I read the comments that are made on blogs that I’ve written and some nut inexplicably named _A_ actually made a very salient point about why current New York Governor David Paterson finds himself being assailed on all fronts.
Now, cutting the Governor all the slack that I’m capable of, what I imagine is that again, much like Jaz-O, Paterson’s becoming Governor before Obama became President led Paterson to believe that he did and forever would have one up on Mr. Obama.
Also like Jaz-O, who must have watched befuddled as former protege Jay-Z’s fame and success skyrocketed, Paterson must have found it nearly impossible to take orders from a guy who had just a few weeks before been a lowly Senator from Illinois.
And while i still don’t believe that any Black “leaders” including President Obama himself, had or have any right to suggest or request Governor Paterson resign for, in essence, breaking up a lover’s quarrel and watching a Yankee game with tickets that he ended up paying for, when President Obama asked the governor not to seek re-election because it was feared that Paterson would lose thereby weakening the Democratic Party, the question became did President Obama make that request while simultaneously offering Governor Paterson a job?
If President Obama did make Governor Paterson an ‘offer he couldn’t refuse‘ and Governor Paterson refused it, then David Paterson is totally brainless.
If the President simply asked that the Governor not seek re-election yet offered no other hustle through which the man could feed his family, then President Obama is totally heartless.